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Friday Cocktail Hour: La Paloma Revisited

The refreshing Paloma: tequila, lime, grapefruit soda. Photo by Donna Turner Ruhlman.<p>This has become my favorite of Donna’s cocktail shots because it …

Brazilian spicy barbecued chicken recipe

Try this Brazilian spicy chicken recipe next time you have a barbecue.<p><i>Serves six</i><p><b>Equipment</b><p>Long metal skewers<p>1.5kg chicken, spatchcocked<p><b>Marinade</b><p>6 red chillies, halved lengthways and deseeded<p>3 garlic cloves<p>4 plum tomatoes, halved<p>1 tbsp thyme leaves<p>Olive oil<p>1 tsp dried oregano<p>2 tsp red chilli flakes<p>4 …

Ruben's Cooler No. 2

8 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups thinly sliced unpeeled cucumber<p>2 1/2 cups Hendrick's Gin<p>1 1/4 cups St-Germain liqueur<p>1 cup fresh lemon juice<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 1/2 cups club soda<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange cucumber slices in single layer on …

Classic caipirinha recipe

it's no wonder that the refreshing caipirinha is the national cocktail of Brazil.<p>You can substitute vodka for cachaça, but if you do then you should call the result a “caipiroska”. Victoria Moore has tested several cachaças – you can find her tasting notes here. But one of her favourites was Velho …

Onion and rapeseed oil focaccia recipe

A tasty focaccia, flavoured with onions and rapeseed oil<p>SERVES<p>Makes 1 loaf<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 tbsp quick yeast<br>• 600g strong white flour<br>• 1 tsp salt<br>• 1 tbsp caster sugar<br>• 100ml rapeseed oil, plus extra for greasing• <i><br>For the onion topping</i><br>• 4 tbsp rapeseed oil<br>• 3 large onions, sliced<br>• 1 tsp caster sugar<br>• 1 tbsp balsamic …

Barbecued romano peppers with goat’s cheese recipe

These peppers topped with goat's cheese cook beautifully on a barbecue.<p><i>Serves 6</i><p>3 romano peppers<p>100g soft goat’s cheese<p>A handful fresh basil leaves, finely chopped, plus extra leaves to garnish<p>2 tbsp rapeseed oil<p>Slice the peppers in half lengthways and remove the seeds and membranes. Mix together …